802.11k support on NWA90AX?

The NWA90AX supposedly supports 802.11k. However, when I try to dump the 802.11k report from the CLI it says "no support":

Router# show dot11k neighbor report all
There is no support 11k sta.
Router#

So does 802.11k actually work on the NWA90AX? I can confirm that 802.11k is supposedly enabled on all of the SSIDs advertised by the AP.

When I tried this is on a WAX510D then I get what I would expect to see:

Router> show dot11k neighbor report all
index: 1
MAC: 8e:9a:8b:08:39:23
BSSID: d8:ec:e5:c9:d3:03
Channel: 6
BSSID: d8:ec:e5:c9:cc:1d
Channel: 100
BSSID: b8:ec:a3:e3:83:f7
Channel: 11
index: 2
MAC: f8:0f:f9:87:16:57
There is no nr candidate.
index: 3
MAC: 4a:fd:ad:0e:b5:18
BSSID: d8:ec:e5:c9:cc:1d
Channel: 100
BSSID: d8:ec:e5:c9:cc:1c
Channel: 1
BSSID: d8:ec:e5:c9:d3:04
Channel: 52
BSSID: b8:ec:a3:e3:83:f8
Channel: 116
index: 4
MAC: cc:f4:11:9c:0e:ce
There is no nr candidate.
index: 5
MAC: a8:43:a4:f8:3f:a2
There is no nr candidate.
index: 6
MAC: 00:f6:20:50:64:cf
There is no nr candidate.
index: 7
MAC: 1c:f2:9a:54:ae:a7
There is no nr candidate.
index: 8
MAC: 04:9d:05:1a:6a:f5
There is no nr candidate.
Router>

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  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 548  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @rwhitton

    As mentioned earlier, if the NWA90AX has no station connected or the connected station does not support the 802.11k feature, the output result will be 'There is no support 11k sta.' To check which AP your station is connected to, you can refer to the AP client list at Monitor > Wireless > Station Info.

    Kay

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  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 548  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @rwhitton

    NWA90AX does indeed support the 802.11k feature.

    In my own setup, I configured two access points (APs) as follows:

    • SSID_1 is broadcasted by both AP1 and AP2.
    • SSID_2 is broadcasted by AP1 only.

    I then had two stations connect to separate SSIDs: one to SSID_1 and the other to SSID_2. Then, we applied the CLI command on AP1. Here are the results:

    • Index 1: The station is connected to SSID_1(AP1), which is also being broadcasted by AP2, which the BSSID is be:ab:4f:b7:7f:ae .
    • Index 2: The station is connected to SSID_2(AP1), which is exclusively broadcasted by AP1.

    Regarding the output "There is no support 11k sta." on NWA90AX, it indicates that there is no station currently connected to this AP, or the connected station does not support the 802.11k feature.

    Kay

  • rwhitton
    rwhitton Posts: 4
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    Something appears to be wrong. I've investigated further since my original post. I now have two WAX510Ds and an NWA90AX all in close proximity to each other. The WAX510Ds include each other and the NWA90AX in their neighbour reports. However, the NWA90AX doesn't report either of the WAX510Ds and continues to just report "There is no support 11k sta". Practically the roaming performance from the NWA90AX to either WAX510D is poor but it's good in the other direction.

    Unfortunately I only have one NWA90AX to test to see if the same models can see each other i.e. it's possible that the problem is between different model types. It's not possible for me to say.

    It is with regret that this morning I've just submitted a PO for another WAX510D to replace the NWA90AX since it doesn't appear to operate correctly as far as I can tell.

    Note that I'm using the latest released firmware on all APs.

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 548  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @rwhitton

    As mentioned earlier, if the NWA90AX has no station connected or the connected station does not support the 802.11k feature, the output result will be 'There is no support 11k sta.' To check which AP your station is connected to, you can refer to the AP client list at Monitor > Wireless > Station Info.

    Kay